About Loaf Hair Salon

Professional hair care in a warm and welcoming environment

Located at 71 Rutland Street in St Albans, Christchurch we offer complete haircare and treatments including colouring, colour change, foils/highlights/lowlights, cutting, styling, blow dry, hair ups, and fashion perms.

Our philosophy at Loaf Hair Salon is not just to create great hair, but to offer an enriching experience. It's about taking the time to listen to each and every client and find out how we can help you feel beautiful and confident both inside and out. Our passion for hair shines through, and we strive to create just the right look for every customer. To us, it's not just a job, we're passionate about what we do.

Loaf was started in 2009 by Lorraine Burke, who began her life-long relationship with hair in busy, bustling, stylish London ...


Lorraine's Story

"I started in a well known London salon, way back in… let's see… 1974!! I did extra training in colour with Daniel Galvin in London’s West End. From there I went to Germany to work as a stylist, and taught colouring techniques in other salons… even doing some stage work which was amazing creating all sorts of outrageous looks and really getting to play. I returned to the UK to work as a colour technician for a further 5 years before having a family and moving to New Zealand in 1994.

After bringing up my children I decided I really needed find 'me' again. After looking at different careers, I looked at what I wanted out of a job... to meet nice, interesting people, to make them feel good and have fun... in other words, hairdressing!! The opportunity of having my own salon came up and here we are 2 years later and going strong.

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" The new organic hair dye at Loaf salon has been absolutely great for me. I have had absolutely no reaction problems at all with this product - unlike any other low-allergy product I have tried. The colour is great and my hair, feels softer. All in all, one very happy user! Thank you Kim. " Georgia - Merivale


71 Rutland Street, St Albans, Christchurch Ph (03) 355 8560


Closed Monday
Tues 9am - 8pm
Wed 9am - 5.30pm
Thurs 9am - 8pm
Fri 9am - 5.30pm
Sat 9am - 3pm